DOT Foods

The DOT Foods Experience

Class A CDL grads from Apex CDL Institute have the opportunity to drive for the United States’ largest food industry redistributor right after graduating. DOT Foods is a less-than-truckload (LTL) company that delivers across America with its fleet of over 1,300 trucks. The company has approximately 6,400 employees and is still family-owned and operated.

DOT was founded on the Golden Rule: Treat others the way you want to be treated. Almost 30 years later, that rule still holds true. Dot believes in respect, honesty, teamwork, accountability, and family as its basis. Their focus is on the drivers and the way drivers deserve to be treated.

DOT Driver Pay

DOT driver pay varies with experience, but full-time drivers earn an average of $90,000 each year. Drivers get paid for every part of the job, including mileage, delivering products, sick days, holidays, making pickups, etc. DOT also pays student drivers $750 per week while they go through orientation and training.


DOT Foods guarantees drivers will be home at least two days a week if they want. Drivers will know their entire routes before leaving. This means they will know exactly when they will be home each week. This is one major perk of driving for DOT Foods.

Modern Equipment

DOT drivers are set up in late-model Volvo conventionals that include stand-up sleepers, power inverters, cab and bunk heaters, automatic transmissions, and cruise/engine brakes. Trucks are well maintained by in house mechanics and have regular wash schedules, so drivers can feel confident in their trucks.


DOT prides itself on offering great benefits to drivers if they want them. Some of the benefits include:

  • 401(k) company match
  • Tuition reimbursement up to $7,000 over a three-year period
  • Profit-sharing
  • A medical plan worth $22K+ including dental, vision, and wellness incentives
  • PTO after your first year
  • Performance bonuses

Learn more about driving careers and opportunities with DOT Foods on their website or click “Apply Now” below and apply for sponsored training by DOT Foods through Apex CDL Institute. Our partnership with DOT Foods offers the possibility of a Tuition Reimbursement to students who qualify.

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